SD surpasses CompactFlash in October|
(Monday, December 22, 2003 - 10:59 EST)
According to an article from the PMA's Newsline International, SD Memory Card sales surpassed those of CompactFlash cards for the first time in October.
The article, first noticed by our friends at Steve's Digicams, notes that in October 2003 the SD Memory Card had a market share of 30% in the US. This compares to 28.8% for CompactFlash cards, and 22% for Sony's Memory Stick. While CompactFlash cards still (according to our subjective feeling) seem to lead in digital cameras, particularly the higher-end models, SD is rapidly catching up. The use of SD in many devices other than cameras where size is perhaps more critical (PDAs and cellphones, for example) can only help, and we wouldn't be too surprised to see SD become more dominant in the digicam arena as well.
According to the PMA item, there are currently 1,524 different products that accept SD Memory Cards, carrying an impressive 134 brand-names (an average of 11 SD-compatible products per brand-name).